Tobacco Intervention Education, or TIE, is a brief, one-session service for those who wish to learn more about their personal use of tobacco or nicotine and potentials for harm. This program is designed to help students make informed decisions about nicotine use and to reduce their risks for nicotine- and tobacco-related harm.
TIE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is TIE?
Tobacco Intervention Education (TIE) is an individual educational intervention program for Auburn students who have been found in violation of the Smoke Free campus policy or who may want to gain a better understanding of their nicotine or tobacco use. The TIE program is designed to help students make informed decisions about nicotine use and to reduce their risks for nicotine- and tobacco-related harm.
2. Who is referred to TIE?
Students may be referred by a number of offices on campus such as Student Conduct, Residence Life, Greek Life, Student Counseling & Psychological Services, the AU Medical Clinic, and Auburn Global. In addition, students may complete the TIE program as a self-referral.
3. Is there a fee for TIE?
There is a $35 fee for students who are sanctioned to complete the program. Additionally, there is a no-show fee of $20 for a missed TIE appointment.
The fee can be waived for any students who are considered a self-referral (i.e., are not completing the program as a result of a university policy violation or because they are mandated/required to complete the program).
All charges will be billed to a student’s eBill account as a “Student Services” fee.
4. What is the policy for rescheduling/cancelling a TIE appointment?
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call our office at 334-844-1528.
We ask that you cancel or reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your original appointment time. This advanced notice enables us to be flexible and efficient in scheduling appointments with other students. Cancelling your appointment within 24-hours of your original appointment could result in a late cancellation charge on your eBill account.
5. Who conducts TIE sessions?
Trained graduate-level facilitators and professionals conduct SUIT sessions under the supervision of a licensed clinician. Each student will meet individually with a TIE facilitator and receive personalized feedback based on questionnaires and assessments. Facilitators strive to create a non-judgmental environment for honest conversations about alcohol and substance use and all TIE sessions are kept confidential. No information will be disclosed to outside parties without a student’s written consent.
6. Where are TIE sessions held?
TIE sessions are held in the Health Promotion & Wellness Services office located on the first floor of the Student Center, Suite 1206. Our office is located between Salad Works and the ATMs.
7. How do I schedule an appointment?